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March 1 – The Key to the Christian Life: Forgiveness

Since my Bible Reading program decided either that we were perfect on March 1 or that God had nothing to say to us – see previous post – I used the text from last night’s revival services. It was a … Continue reading

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November 30 – Choosing To Walk In Freedom

Galatians 4:21-31; Lamentations 3-4; Psalm 146 There are some strange beliefs out in the world these days. I was looking for a joke about choosing your parents and realized that there is a whole group of people who seem to … Continue reading

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November 29 – Who Are You?

Galatians 3:19-4:20; Lamentations 1-2; Psalm 145 If you’ve ever seen the TV show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” you’ve heard the song by The Who entitled “Who Are You.” The background of the song reveals that it’s a day in the … Continue reading

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September 24 – Love Drives Out Hate

1 John 2; 2 Chronicles 35; Psalm 89:38-52 There is a disturbing trend in our society that is stifling discussion of legitimate issues and polarizing the country. We, as a society, have decided that it’s important to label anyone who … Continue reading

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September 9 – Living With the Enemy

John 13:1-20; 2 Chronicles 18; Psalm 78:21-37 You’ve probably seen some variation of this in the movies. The cops pull over a lady for a minor traffic violation and, to her surprise, they take her down to the station. They … Continue reading

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June 30 – Gaining Power in God’s Kingdom

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a There are a lot of self-help books and articles in the world that tell you how to get and use power. It seems that everyone wants power. When you have power, you can … Continue reading

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May 14 – Overcoming Hate

Acts 21:37-22:29; Judges 17-18; Psalm 43 The movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” came out in 1967. The basic story of the movie is that a woman brings her fiancé home to meet the parents. He’s a doctor. He’s black. … Continue reading

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February 14 – Love and Good Deeds

Hebrews 10:19-39; Exodus 11:1-12:51; Proverbs 4 Belle Baumfree doesn’t fit the mold we have for slaves. She was born in New York. She grew up speaking Dutch. While New York began the process of emancipating slaves in the 1799, she … Continue reading

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February 10 – “We Don’t Need No Education” – Oh Yeah?

Hebrews 7; Exodus 3:1-4:31; Psalm 41 Matthew Gaines was a slave who had escaped and been captured twice. After the second time, he was sent to Fredericksburg, Texas, to work. His desire for freedom was borne of the education he … Continue reading

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February 6 – Escape

Hebrews 2; Genesis 46:28-47:31; Psalm 37 The road to escape the confines of poverty is paved with education. When you hear about people who have gotten out of their terrible early life situations, most of the time the story begins … Continue reading

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